Synagogue, Dubrovnik

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Synagogue serves as the oldest Sephardic rite synagogue in the world and the second-oldest Jewish synagogue in Europe. Established in 1352, this ghetto synagogue is still operational and hosts a museum of Iberian Jewish items and artifacts. Visit the site, hidden in a small narrow street, for the chance to see ceremonial horns, prayer books, and Torah pointers. Observe the old, heavy wooden elements, which embue the place with an old-world feel. The site also holds numerous documents and manuscripts about the Jewish history in Croatia, from the people's arrival in 1421 through expulsion in World War II. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dubrovnik using our trip planner.
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  • Out of all the entrance fees we paid in Dubrovnik this one was the highest. For the money you get; a tiny room with an exhibition, not larger than a normal sized bedroom, a very rude and unwelcoming t...  more »
  • This synagogue/Museum is housed in a typical multi-storey house overlooking a narrow road uphill from the historic gateway to the walls. You pay a ticket of 40 KN and you can see the small but rich Museum and the Hall of prayer.
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  • The synagogue has an interesting history as the second oldest in Europe. A small museum exhibits ritual items and copies of important documents of the past . The sanctuary is also open to visit. The w...  more »
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  • This is supposedly the oldest working Sephardic synagogue in Europe. The sanctuary and small museum are a moving experience, and feels as old as the walls that contain the city. Despite the massive fortification that surrounds the peninsula, this would not prevent expulsion and persecution of the local jewish community at various times throughout the ages, from medieval to 20th century. This communities history is reflected in the architecture, furnishings and curated artifacts of this small but important landmark.
  • Very old synagogue, not in use for many years. A bit overpriced, and the museum is too tiny and lacks of infos.
  • Lucky enough to catch a Friday night service in this beautiful old Dubrovnik synagogue followed by a delicious kiddush hosted by the local community.
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  • We have prepared for entry to the Middle, but cuts drove us, because for too long we went and he did not like.
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One of Croatia's major tourist destinations, Dubrovnik remains one of the most expensive cities in the country, especially if you wish to stay in the old town at peak season. You can choose from upscale hotel rooms just east of the old town, but for budget-friendly beds you may have to go as far as the outskirts of town. Many locals rent small rooms in their private homes, so look for rental signs in windows or check with the city's tourist office.
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